February 19th, 2010

Net Givers

Posted in The Job - General by 200

PCSO MarshallSometimes it’s easy to get distracted by the net takers in society, those people who prefer to sit on their arse & take, take, take. They blight our lives & make up a huge proportion of the work we do.

It’s important not to forget the net givers.

Rifelman Mark Marshall, aged 29, was a member of the 6th Battalion, the Rifles who served in Afghanistan. He was killed in a roadside explosion whilst acting as pointman during a patrol north-east of Sangin this week. What makes him remarkable was that he was a member of the Territorial Army, soldiering was not his career, he did it in his spare time & did not have to go to war.

If that wasn’t enough to give back to society, Mark’s full-time job was as a PCSO in Exeter.

Lt Col Nick Kitson said he was, “A policeman by day and talented soldier by night, he epitomised everything that is great about our reserve forces and the men and women who serve in them.”

Mark Marshall gave to his community, he gave to his country & beyond, & he gave his life.

Rest in Peace.

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